3rd Annual UT Advanced Pest Management Training

3rd Annual UT Advanced Pest Management Training 2019 -- FULL COURSE Registration

The UT Advanced Pest Management Training is designed to help the pest management professional better manage pest problems in and around structures. Upon completion of the course, you’ll increase your pest management confidence and will be better prepared to discuss pest management problems with your colleagues and clients and to solve these problems. This course prepares you for the Tennessee licensing exams for General Pest and Rodent Control (GRC) and Wood-destroying Organisms (WDO) as well as the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) exam offered by the Entomological Society of America.

Topics covered are listed in the schedule below. Classes are two hours, with the first-hour lecture followed by hands-on observation of preserved and imaged specimens. Lectures are based on the text, IPM for the Urban Professional, available from the Entomological Society of America. The NPMA Field Guide to Structural Pests (available in print from NPMA or as an iOS or Android app) serves as a reference for specimen identifications. In this class you’ll also explore pest management inspection equipment and learn monitoring techniques and recordkeeping.

Entire Course $300
Per Class $30

Full Course -- August 26, 2019

You can register for all classes at once for a discounted price of $300 or you can pay $30 for each individual class as long as you register at least one week ahead of the training.

Enrollment is limited to 25 per training date. Two Tennessee recertification points per session. Course will only be held if at least 5 register before August 26.

Dr. Karen M. Vail, kvail@utk.edu, has over 30 years of experience in urban pest management. She is a professor and Extension Urban Entomologist in the University of Tennessee’s Entomology and Plant Pathology (EPP) Department. Jennifer Chandler (EPP) will provide specimen ID support and surprise guest lecturers will be present throughout the course.

We suggest you purchase the IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologistfrom ESA and NPMA Field Guide to Structural Pests prior to taking the training. The ESA study guide is discounted when you purchase it with your ACE application.

2019 Training Date
September 9
Integrated Pest Management and Tools
September 16
Insecticides and Modes of Action
September 23
Pesticide Safety, Laws, & Labels
September 30
Insect Biology and Morphology
October 14
October 21
October 28
November 4
Stinging and Biting Arthropods
November 11
Stored Products Pests
November 25
Occasional Invaders
December 2
Wood-destroying Organisms
December 9
Common Commensal Pests/Review
December 16+ 5pm-8pm
Exam (limited to 20)+
+Tne ACE Exam will be given in room 243 Computer Lab of the Brehm Animal Science Building.

For more information contact Karen Vail, kvail@utk.edu or 865-974-8800.

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